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Haltom City, TX  76117
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Holiday Closure

City facilities will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Planning & Zoning Training Manual

Seeing the need to enhance the orientation of new members, the Planning and Zoning Commission has prepared a New Members Training Manual. The intent of the manual is to welcome new members with a single concise source of information on zoning, platting, and more to kick-start their tenure on the Commission. Any citizen interested in serving on a board or commission may obtain and submit an online application here.

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New Smoke Shop Ordinance

On July 28, 2014, the Haltom City City Council held a workshop in regards to increasing restrictions on smoke shops and directed the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) to draft a zoning ordinance amendment to further restrict smoke shops for the promotion of public health, safety, and welfare. The P&Z held a public meeting on August 12th and another on September 9th to draft the zoning ordinance amendment; and on September 23rd, the P&Z recommended that the City Council approve the drafted regulations on smoke shops. Subsequently, on October 27, 2014, the Haltom City City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2014-032-03, which further restricts locations for smoke shops within Haltom City.

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Updates to Development Codes

On September 22, 2014, the Haltom City City Council updated development codes by adopting the following codes with local amendments:  the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC), the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), the 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC), the 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC), the 2012 International Fuel and Gas Code (IFGC), the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC), and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

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Smoking Ordinance Revised

On February 10th and 24th, 2014, the Haltom City City Council held workshops on drafting amendments to the smoking ordinance and adding regulations on the use of electronic vaping devices. Subsequently, on April 28th, 2014, the city council adopted a new smoking ordinance which includes the use of electronic vaping devices in the definition of smoking; prohibits smoking in food establishments (ie. restaurants); and adds provisions to allow smoking on a restaurant patio if the patio is located at least 25 feet from a building’s entrance, exit, ventilation system, and operable window.

The ordinance also provides a definition for electronic vaping devices; prohibits the sale or distribution of electronic vaping devices to minors (individuals under the age of 18); and prohibits minors from possessing ignited electronic vaping devices.

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